Hi I am friends with a wedding photographer who has asked me if I would be interested in videography as she is always asked about it from her clients. I have done a few weddings for friends (my present to them) using low end cameras and I also have the opportunity to do a couple more low pressure videos for friends/family next year. Iíve been in IT for around 10 years and am in a decent well paid job but I really donít enjoy it. Iíve always wanted to make a living from something more creative and this seems ideal, Iím not saying Iím going to quit my job but I reckon I can do enough weddings next year to gage if itís right for me, build a portfolio and then who knows.
Iím looking to get Canon XH-A1
Some kind of mike for speeches ect. (havenít fully researched it)
Lights - canít see me buying additional ones straight away
Tripod Ė one with wheels
Will get a second identical camera if I get more serious about it.
Iíve got a dual core laptop and quad core pc which will be fine for the editing, I currently use power director but might switch to Sony Vegas.
Of the few Iíve done Iíve mixed in the photographers images with the video and I think it looks good and blends in well with music etc, I think it just adds a little more interest as the photographer gets more angles than I could get (I know I will get more with 2 cameras)
Money wise Iím happy to invest in a second hand Canon XH-A1, as I was thing about getting a camera anyway ( have a one year old) for around £700 - £800 so donít mind paying the extra.
Also thinking of offering my services as a second camera man to any local videographers, but havenít decided on this yet
Interested in your thoughts